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2010 Stand-alone Hydraflow programs

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08-06-2009 06:57 PM
In 2009 and earlier, the Hydraflow programs worked as stand-alone programs. Is that not the case with 2010? If I try to select the programs outside of Civil 3D, I get a messge that says they need to be run from inside Civil 3D.

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Re: 2010 Stand-alone Hydraflow programs

08-09-2009 10:35 AM in reply to: tjsuchoski
As far as I know, you are correct. This was done to control licenses being used. Previously, you could install Civil 3D on everyones computer and then launch the hydraflow stuff without taking a license of C3D. Now, you have to take a license and then launch hydraflow.

Brian Hailey
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Re: 2010 Stand-alone Hydraflow programs

08-09-2009 01:10 PM in reply to: tjsuchoski
My opinion is it may be causing problems with available resources. You can
unload Civil 3D after starting Hydraflow, but I cannot remember if I checked
it that way. It sure seems awkward to do it in that manner.

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Re: 2010 Stand-alone Hydraflow programs

09-03-2009 05:45 PM in reply to: tjsuchoski
For us, it means we lost two licenses as we had both programs before Autodesk bought.
Ann Wingert, P.E.
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Re: 2010 Stand-alone Hydraflow programs

07-09-2012 12:05 PM in reply to: tjsuchoski

Our problem with this is that we have several machines that the folks doing hydrology use that don't have the resources to open Civil3D - not licenses, but hardware specs, it kills their machines.  Does anyone know of any workarounds, or ways to open an older version and use the newer hydraflow programs?

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